October 2018 | News & Notes
Announcing the 2019 Gold Humanism Scholars at the Harvard Macy Institute
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is delighted to announce two 2019 Gold Humanism Scholars at the Harvard Macy Institute. Reeni A. Abraham, MD of University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, pictured at top, will be focusing on “Reflection Rounds Curriculum Quality Improvement Project." Dimitrios Papanagnou, MD of Thomas Jefferson University, will be focusing on “Fostering Provider Resilience and Empathic Patient Care in the Emergency Department." In addition, Gregory S. Cherr, MD, FACS, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for GME at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – University at Buffalo, and 2012 Gold Humanism Scholar, will join the program as a faculty member and mentor.
Connect with the Gold Foundation at the AAMC Annual Meeting in Austin
The Gold Foundation is heading to Texas for the Association of American Medical Colleges' annual Learn Serve Lead conference. The Gold Foundation will be hosting a number of events, i ncluding a Gold Humanism Honor Society workshop and the Jordan J. Cohen Humanism in Medicine Thought Leadership Session, given this year by Dr. George Thibault, Gold Board member and immediate past President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.
Will you be presenting? The Gold Foundation would love to know if members in our community, including grantees, GHHS members, past awardees and any supporters focused on humanistic care, are hosting sessions. Please email details to Nicole Napolitano at nnapolitano@gold-foundation.org.
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When: NOVEMBER 2-6
Call for nominees: 2019 Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Humanism in Healthcare Award
If you know a remarkable woman who fosters humanism in the healthcare arena and has advanced, through her scholarship, advocacy, leadership or work, the well-being of vulnerable or underserved populations, nominate her today to receive the 2019 Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Humanism in Healthcare Award. Our 2018 awardee was Dinali Fernando, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the Libertas Center for Human Rights, a program of the Emergency Department at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York, which has been at the forefront of working with survivors of torture and human rights violations. 
Deadline: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018
The Gold Humanism Honor Society launches Veterans Gold Health Initiative
The Gold Humanism Honor Society will be launching its 2018-2019 National Project this Veterans Day! The "Veterans Gold Health Initiative" is a Quality Improvement Project designed to help address healthcare disparities through the identification of veteran status and associated risk. The project's goal is to encourage physicians to identify patients who are veterans and provide effective healthcare. GHHS will provide complimentary stickers and poster/banner templates for this new initiative. We believe that by embracing this project GHHS can help strengthen the community care provided to America’s veterans.  Learn more about our new initiative and let us know if you already have plans.
The Gold Foundation sparkles at Planetree's 40th Anniversary Conference
The Gold Foundation had a great time connecting with friends and partners alike earlier this month in Boston at Planetree's 40th Anniversary International Conference on Person-Centered Care. Multiple sessions featured Gold Foundation representatives, including a talk by Dr. Rich Levin, Gold Foundation President & CEO's session, and a joint presentation on Tell Me More® strategies with Gold Corporate Council member Quest Diagnostics, and much more. We also celebrated the work of Dr. Dinali Fernando, shown at left between Dr. Levin and Dr. Sandra Gold, who was awarded the 2018 Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Humanism in Healthcare Award. Read a summary of the Gold Foundation at the conference.
RSVP now to "Diagnosis: Literature," a NYC event with writers Rana Awdish, Danielle Ofri, Judith Hannan & more
The #YeahYouWrite series and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation are teaming up for "Diagnosis: Literature", a literary gathering that features readings at Bo's Kitchen & Bar Room in New York City. The November 13th event will feature authors Rana Awdish, Danielle Ofri, Judith Hannan, Akhil Sharma & Sands Hall. Reserve your spot today by emailing info@bosresturant.com! Seating is very limited.
When: NOVEMBER 13, 2018
The October edition of Research Roundup spotlights 9 new publications
The October edition of the Jeffrey Silver Humanism in Healthcare Research Roundup features 9 recently published articles around humanism in healthcare, including on e by 2017 Mapping the Landscape grantee Dr. Katie Grogan on "The transformative power of art in the anatomy lab." This month's edition has been curated by the Gold Foundation's new Research Roundup Editor, Tresa Kaur, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, CHSE, CTN-A. Don't miss November's edition! Sign up to receive notice of the next Jeffrey Silver Humanism in Healthcare Research Roundup in your inbox.
Next in the A-S-C-E-N-D communication framework: "E" for Explore
In the fourth of the six-part series of "A-S-C-E-N-D: A new communication framework for both patients and providers," Dr. Karen Knops details the important step: "E" for Explore. She lists questions to consider when thinking about your treatment options. She offers "Four Forgotten F's" that patients often neglect and suggests a single question to help learn whether you need to explore your treatment decisions more deeply. Read more about the   ASCEND communication framework and w atch a   step-by-step video on "Explore."
Humanism at your school or hospital could make a splash on our homepage
Do you have a fantastic photo that highlights one of the Gold Foundation's programs or how the Gold Foundation helps foster collaborative, compassionate, scientifically excellent care? Such photos could include a White Coat Ceremony, Gold Humanism Honor Society induction, Student Summer Fellowship program, Tell Me More® program, and much more. Email your photo to balcala@gold-foundation.org, and it could appear at the top of our homepage or shared on social media. Thank you in advance!
GOLD PARTNERS COUNCIL MEMBERS now have the opportunity to share an event or other relevant news to our Gold community in this new space. Contact Gwen Tundermann at
 gtundermann@gold-foundation.org for more information.
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